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We’ve got a couple of rumours in this edition of The Week in Star Wars surrounding trailers, ratings and runtimes. We’ve also got word on female directors joining the universe, comic book previews and new maps for Battlefront…
Kicking things off as we normally do with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and a new rumour surfaced this week that the third and final trailer for the movie could land either today or tomorrow on NBC. There’s been no official word on these rumours, so you may just have to keep watching NBC to find out whether its true or not. With that said, pre-sale tickets for The Force Awakens go live on Monday, so this could be a good way to tie this all in…
…As an aside, you can hear me talk about this news on Radio Yorkshire’s ‘Generic Streaming Service and Chill’ podcast »
- Luke Owen
It's hard not to wonder what the X-Men franchise might have been had Bryan Singer not left following X2: X-Men United (reportedly, due to his frosty relationship with 20th Century Fox). His much-hailed return, Days of Future Past, is far stronger than any of the films produced in his absence (the less said about the Brett Ratner-helmed X3: The Last Stand, the better), but it is still suggestive of the confusion that plagued the series after his first two films. While many characters are now familiar, others feel shortchanged (particularly those who only appear in the future segments), and the apocalyptic prologue, while strikingly visualized, would have immensely benefited from set-up in a prior film; essentially, it'd all feel stronger if there was a better sense of how they got from there to here. The "Rogue Cut", with an additional 12 minutes of footage, would seem like an opportunity to correct that, »
- Anders Nelson
It was also announced that Rian Johnson (Looper) will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII, which will continue the saga after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Episode VIII will be released on May 26, 2017.
You can find the full announcement over at Starwars.Com
Sounds like it could starfighter based. Which would be extremely cool. What do you think?
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- Chris Cooper
3 items from 2015
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